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NYSE:UNM

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$26.72
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$26.12
Now: $26.72
$27.32
50-Day Range
$23.23
MA: $24.69
$27.80
52-Week Range
$9.58
Now: $26.72
$28.17
Volume122,556 shs
Average Volume2.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.44 billion
P/E Ratio5.73
Dividend Yield4.10%
Beta1.78

Competitors

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Vs. MET, PRU, AFL, LNC, PRI, and CNO

Should you be buying UNM stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to Unum Group, including MetLife (MET), Prudential Financial (PRU), Aflac (AFL), Lincoln National (LNC), Primerica (PRI), and CNO Financial Group (CNO).

MetLife (NYSE:MET) and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

MetLife has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MetLife pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. MetLife pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. MetLife has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Unum Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MetLife and Unum Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MetLife$69.62 billion0.74$5.90 billion$6.119.50
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92

MetLife has higher revenue and earnings than Unum Group. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MetLife, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MetLife and Unum Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MetLife021002.83
Unum Group26101.89

MetLife presently has a consensus target price of $51.7273, indicating a potential downside of 11.38%. Unum Group has a consensus target price of $25.1429, indicating a potential downside of 6.64%. Given Unum Group's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Unum Group is more favorable than MetLife.

Profitability

This table compares MetLife and Unum Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MetLife8.82%8.17%0.77%
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.4% of MetLife shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of MetLife shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Unum Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MetLife beats Unum Group on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Unum Group and Prudential Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%
Prudential Financial-0.12%6.06%0.44%

Risk & Volatility

Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Financial has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Unum Group and Prudential Financial's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92
Prudential Financial$58.13 billion0.60$4.19 billion$11.697.46

Prudential Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Unum Group. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Prudential Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Unum Group and Prudential Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unum Group26101.89
Prudential Financial010302.23

Unum Group presently has a consensus price target of $25.1429, indicating a potential downside of 6.64%. Prudential Financial has a consensus price target of $77.6667, indicating a potential downside of 11.37%. Given Unum Group's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Unum Group is more favorable than Prudential Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Unum Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Unum Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Financial pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unum Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Prudential Financial has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

Unum Group beats Prudential Financial on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Aflac (NYSE:AFL) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Unum Group and Aflac's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92
Aflac$22.31 billion1.51$3.30 billion$4.4410.83

Aflac has higher revenue and earnings than Unum Group. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aflac, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Unum Group and Aflac's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%

Risk and Volatility

Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aflac has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unum Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Aflac has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Unum Group and Aflac, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unum Group26101.89
Aflac14302.25

Unum Group currently has a consensus target price of $25.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 6.64%. Aflac has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 3.44%. Given Aflac's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aflac is more favorable than Unum Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.0% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Aflac shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Unum Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Aflac shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Aflac beats Unum Group on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Lincoln National has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lincoln National and Unum Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lincoln National4.28%5.09%0.30%
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Lincoln National and Unum Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lincoln National17302.18
Unum Group26101.89

Lincoln National currently has a consensus price target of $49.6364, suggesting a potential downside of 13.63%. Unum Group has a consensus price target of $25.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 6.64%. Given Unum Group's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Unum Group is more favorable than Lincoln National.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lincoln National and Unum Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lincoln National$17.26 billion0.63$886 million$8.706.55
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92

Unum Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lincoln National. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lincoln National, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.7% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Lincoln National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Unum Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Lincoln National pays out 19.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lincoln National has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Unum Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

Lincoln National beats Unum Group on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Primerica (NYSE:PRI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Unum Group and Primerica, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unum Group26101.89
Primerica00303.00

Unum Group currently has a consensus price target of $25.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 6.64%. Primerica has a consensus price target of $157.25, suggesting a potential upside of 9.70%. Given Primerica's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Primerica is more favorable than Unum Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Unum Group and Primerica's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92
Primerica$2.05 billion2.74$366.39 million$8.4316.96

Unum Group has higher revenue and earnings than Primerica. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Primerica, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Primerica pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Primerica pays out 22.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unum Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Primerica has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primerica has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Unum Group and Primerica's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%
Primerica17.65%23.65%2.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.0% of Unum Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.0% of Primerica shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Unum Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Primerica shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Primerica beats Unum Group on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Unum Group and CNO Financial Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.45$1.10 billion$5.434.92
CNO Financial Group$4.02 billion0.84$409.40 million$1.8013.49

Unum Group has higher revenue and earnings than CNO Financial Group. Unum Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CNO Financial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Unum Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of CNO Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Unum Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of CNO Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Unum Group and CNO Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unum Group26101.89
CNO Financial Group01302.75

Unum Group presently has a consensus target price of $25.1429, indicating a potential downside of 6.64%. CNO Financial Group has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.16%. Given CNO Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CNO Financial Group is more favorable than Unum Group.

Dividends

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. CNO Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CNO Financial Group pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unum Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and CNO Financial Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNO Financial Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Unum Group and CNO Financial Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%
CNO Financial Group12.27%7.21%0.98%

Summary

CNO Financial Group beats Unum Group on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Unum Group Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
MetLife logo
MET
MetLife
2.5$58.06-0.3%$51.53 billion$69.62 billion9.53Analyst Report
Prudential Financial logo
PRU
Prudential Financial
2.5$87.23-0.8%$34.90 billion$58.13 billion-242.31Analyst Report
Aflac logo
AFL
Aflac
2.3$48.07-1.2%$34.17 billion$22.31 billion7.51Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Lincoln National logo
LNC
Lincoln National
2.7$56.96-0.4%$10.98 billion$17.26 billion14.91Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Primerica logo
PRI
Primerica
2.0$143.00-0.4%$5.64 billion$2.05 billion15.36
CNO Financial Group logo
CNO
CNO Financial Group
2.1$24.29-0.2%$3.38 billion$4.02 billion7.66Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
American Equity Investment Life logo
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
2.0$27.29-0.4%$2.52 billion$3.46 billion2.91Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
FBL Financial Group logo
FFG
FBL Financial Group
2.2$57.13-0.2%$1.40 billion$774.68 million17.80Dividend Increase
Analyst Downgrade
National Western Life Group logo
NWLI
National Western Life Group
1.1$211.82-2.4%$751.53 million$819.19 million7.89
IHC
Independence
0.6$38.94-1.2%$564.23 million$374.45 million139.08
Citizens logo
CIA
Citizens
0.8$6.15-0.7%$332.13 million$250.54 million-51.25
This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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